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TENTATIVE WORDING DRAFTED FOR MEASURE ON AREA TRANSIT

Tentative wording has been drafted for "Measure A," the transit issue involving light rail, an expanded bus system and improvements for I-15 that will appear on the ballot in Salt Lake County in the Nov. 3 election.

The draft says:"Shall Salt Lake County impose a sales and use tax of one-quarter of one percent to fund specific transportation improvements, seventy-five percent of the proceeds to provide:

"1. Expanded bus service to allow for pickups at ten to fifteen minute intervals, Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., on four new routes between 2700 West and 1300 East, and eight new routes between 1300 South and 12300 South; new express routes; and service on Sundays and holidays, and

"2. Development of a light rail system to run from Sandy to Salt Lake City, and

"Twenty-five percent of the proceeds to provide:

"Improvements to Interstate 15 to allow for modifications to selected interchanges and synchronization of traffic signals at interchanges?"

The Salt Lake County Commission invites public comment on the wording of "Measure A" at its Monday meeting, set for 10 a.m., Monday, Sept. 21. It will be held in the commission chambers at 2001 S. State St. The commission plans to take action on the ballot language at the meeting.